Stage 3:  Transition back to campus

Beginning Wednesday, September 9, NextGen Life groups will begin meeting on campus:

 

 

Meeting Dates

September: 9, 23

October: 7, 21

November: 4, 18

December: 2, 16

We WILL NOT meet on Dec. 30.

 

Wednesday Night Schedule:

 

6:00  

fbcPRESCHOOL Drop Off Begins, Bldg. 4 (Preschool hall)

fbcKIDS Drop Off Begins, Bldg. 1 (Worship Center)

Middle School Ministry Begins, Bldg. 4, Rm. 201 (Choir Suite)

High School Ministry Begins, Bldg. 3 (Student Center)

 

6:15 

Young Adult Life Groups Begin

Women 25 – 60 led by Lindsay Tobin, Bldg. 2, Rm. 205

Coed 25 – 35 led by Keith & Debbie Perry, Bldg. 5. Rm. MP3 - MP4

Coed 30's – 40's led by Ken & Amanda Powell, Bldg. 5, Rm. MP1

Coed 30's – 40's led by Travis & Tammy Tobin, Bldg. 5, Rm. MP2

 

7:15 

Young Adult Life Groups Wrap up

 

7:15 - 7:20 

fbcPRESCHOOL Pick up

 

7:25

fbcKids Pick up, Bldg. 5 (CLC)

 

7:30

Middle School Ministry Wrap up

High School Ministry Wrap up

 

We can't wait to see you back on campus!


 

Stage 2:  Transition back to campus

FBC family, we soon hope to see more of you on campus as soon as you’re comfortable returning.  We miss you and look forward to the day we can all be together again. Until then, we are taking every precaution to make our campus safe for those ready to return. We’re excited to announce the next stage of our return to campus!  Details are as follows:

 

Stage 2: (*Beginning August 2)

  • Second Half Life Groups can begin scheduling times to meet on campus with limitations.  Life Group leaders will be in touch with group members.
  • Church Office will be fully staffed. 
  • On-Campus Worship continues with CDC Guidelines. 
  • No Preschool/Children’s Activities on campus yet but stay tuned for more updates.
  • Online worship will continue each Sunday at 10:30 am.

                      

*All Stages will follow the guidelines from the State of North Carolina, Wake County, and the CDC and may be changed at any time.

 

 

Schedule

 

Sunday

Women 40's to 60's led by Kay Morgan, Bldg. 2, Rm. 206, 3:00 - 4:00 pm

Ladies 60's led by Margie Hall, Bldg. 4, Rm. 201 (Choir Suite), 3:00 - 4:00 pm

Ladies 60+ led by Diane Mitchell, and Coed 70+ led by Billy Mitchell, Bldg. 5 (CLC), 5:00 - 6:00 pm

 

Monday

Prayer Gathering led by Charlie Stroud, Bldg. 2, Rm. 207, 6:30 - 7:30 pm

Coed 50's and 60's led by Jim Hunnicutt, Bldg. 4, Rm. 201 (Choir Suite), 6:30 - 7:30 pm (every other week)

 

Tuesday

Couples led by Kyle White, Bldg. 2, Rm. 206, 6:30 - 7:30 pm

Coed 60's led by Don Mathis and Mike Winfree, Bldg. 4, Rm. 201 (Choir Suite), 7:00 - 8:00 pm

 

Wednesday

Spanish Life Group - Estudios Biblicos led by Jorge Cervantes, Bldg. 2, Rm. 201, 6:00 - 7:30 pm (follows NextGen schedule above)

Coed (The Gathering) led by Shannon Huntley, Bldg. 5 (CLC), 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm (alt. NextGen Schedule above)

 

Thursday

Women's 30's - 40's led by Kim Thomas, Bldg. 2, Rm. 206, 6:30 - 7:30 pm

 

Stay healthy and safe.  We are praying for you and hope to see you soon!

 

 


 

FBC Releases a Statement Re: Masks for Sunday Worship Services

 

In light of the new state mandates from our Governor and the Leadership of North Carolina, we are putting the following measures in place for our on-campus Sunday morning worship services.

All Staff and Volunteers will be required to wear a mask when on campus.

  1. Staff includes all paid employees, full time or part time.
  2. Volunteers are anyone leading in any capacity: worship, musicians, AV, greeters, ushers, cleaners, etc.
  • Anyone on the platform must social distance 
  • Mask are not required on the platform
  • When staff or volunteers step off the platform, masks are required 

First Baptist Church of Garner requests that anyone attending the service please wear a mask. Masks will be available at each entrance.

 


 

Welcome Back Home Instructions:

 

Ready?  Set.  Come on back!  The FBC campus will open for worship services only.  While we look forward to the day our entire church family can gather together again, our transition back to campus in the meantime will bring us back in stages.  At the present, you can expect the following:

  • Worship services only – no other FBC activities will be held on campus.
  • Life groups will continue to meet online
  • No fbcPRESCHOOL or fbcKIDS activities

 

Remember, we are not coming back to “normal” so we ask in advance for patience, grace and understanding. 

 

To our church family who may be considered “high risk”, pregnant, feeling ill or if you have a preexisting condition; please continue to join us online until you feel it is the right time for you to return to campus 

 

As we return to campus, we anticipate the following safety/sanitation measures will be taken:

 

  • There will be two Sunday morning worship services – 9:00 and 11:00 with a limited capacity.
  • No fbcPRESCHOOL or fbcKIDS activities.
  • Please arrive no earlier than 20 minutes before your selected service begins.
  • Members and guests will enter the worship center via two lines that will form in front of the church.
  • We will enter and exit through designated doors on the St. Mary’s Street side of the worship center. 
  • Doors will be open, so there will be no need to touch a door handle.
  • Once you have entered the building, we ask that you refrain from physical contact and maintain social distancing.
  • Ushers will assist in the seating process.
  • Available rows and seats will be clearly marked which have been determined in advance to maintain social distancing. 
  • Once the service is over, ushers will dismiss members and guest by rows.
  • Please exit quickly to ensure there will be enough time to thoroughly sanitize the building between services.
  • Service lengths will be 50 minutes to allow for orderly exiting and cleaning.
  • Secure boxes will be located in the lobby to drop your tithes and offerings.
  • FBC requests that you wear a mask while on campus and in worship.  See the statement above.  
  • FBC Staff and Volunteers are required to wear a mask.
  • All books and paper items have been removed from the worship center – there will be no paper bulletins or passing of an offering plate.
  • Chairs have been professionally cleaned.
  • Touchless hand sanitizer stations will be provided in the lobby.
  • Registration is required for each service to make sure we do not overcrowd our building and maintain social distancing.
  • If you receive a message saying your preferred service is full, please try the other service.
  • Only one response per household, please.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at FBC@FBCGarner.org.  We look forward to seeing you as soon! 

 


 

 

Scroll for updates!

 

 

May 28, 2020

Pastor Travis gives more information about how our campus will reopen on June 7.  More details are coming your way on Monday, June 1.

 


 

May 26, 2020

Pastor Ron announces that the FBC campus will open for worship only on June 7.  Listen to his update and then watch for information with speciic details coming soon.  We can't wait to see you!

 


 

 

May 21, 2020

Beth and Sara Beth remember a fallen soldier as we prepare for Memorial Day. 

 


 

May 18, 2020

 

Pastor Ashley reminds everyone to complete the survey sent out today by Friday May 22.  If you did not receive the survey by text or email, pleaes email us at fbc@fbcgarner.org so we can get it to you.  Watch Ashley's video update HERE.

 


 

 

May 14, 2020

As we anticipate reopening campus, Pastor Travis gives an update on how gathering may look.  Watch his update HERE. Please pray for the FBC staff as they continue to make difficult decisions regarding reopening.  A survey will be sent via email and text asking for your feedback on how your family will return to campus.  Be sure to respond on behalf of your family once you receive it.  Thanks, everyone!

 


 

May 11, 2020

The FBC staff is working on a plan to transition us back to campus and will commincate it as soon as possible.  Be on the lookout for info coming soon.  In the meantime, don't forget to email us at fbc@fbcgarner.org if you have a need or prayer request.  

 


 

 

May 8, 2020

If you are interested in being on the FBC Stream Team let us know.  This team will be responsible for live streaming services when we return back to campus.  If you have an interest in technology and a willingness to learn, contact Keith Comstock right away:  keith@fbcgarner.org.

Watch Beth's video on practicing the good things of God HERE

 


 

 

May 4, 2020

Ashley has an important campus update you'll want to hear.  The FBC Staff is having discussions about how to open the campus back up - when we are able to do so safely.  Watch his update HERE.  

 


 

 

April 30, 2020

Are you connected to a life group?  If not, let us help!  Email us at fbc@fbcgarner.org and we'll help you find a group that is meeting online.  If you are a Life Group leader who would like to meet online but aren't sure how, please email us as well.  We'd love to help you connect!  

 


 

 

April 27, 2020

It's story time with Ron!  Listen to these encouraging stories as FBC folks are connecting intentionally!  Watch Ron's video - CLICK HERE.

 

April 23, 2020

Need encouragement for online worship at home with your family?  Beth has some helpful words for you if so.  To watch Beth's video CLICK HERE.  Remember to connect with us at fbc@fbcgarner.org and join us for online worship every Sunday morning at 10:30 either on Facebook or fbcgarner.org.

 

April 20, 2020

Stay connected!  Email us at fbc@fbcgarner.org if you have a need, a prayer request or want to share a decision to follow Jesus. 

 


 

April 18, 2020

Don't forget to join us for online worship, Sunday at 10:30.  You'll find the video on our homepage at fbcgarner.org or on our Facebook page.  We'd love to "see" you there!

 


 

 

April 16, 2020

Remember to stay connected! Connect with your life group virtually, connect with each other with calls, texts and emails, and connect with the church family during online worship Sunday at 10:30.

 


 

 

April 14, 2020

Email us at fbc@fbcgarner.org if you have a need, prayer request or want to share that you've made a decision to accept Christ!

 


 

April 9, 2020

If you need some encouragement today you've come to the right place.  Today is Maundy Thursday.  Listen as Beth shares about that time in our Savior's life.  

The COHM Food Pantry is in need of non-perishable food items.  You can drop off donations (contact free) from 9:30-11:30 Tuesdays and Thursdays (601 St. Mary's Street).  

 


 

 

April 6, 2020

Take some time to consider the events of Passion week as we get ready to celebrate our risen Savior.  Sunday is coming!

 

April 5, 2020

How to reach us:

Email:  fbc@fbcgarner.org

Website:  fbcgarner.org

Give:  Text GIVE to 919.849.3306, give online at fbcgarner.org or mail a check

Staff:  View directory

Minister On Call:  919-772-1772

 


 

April 3, 2020

Stay connected...

  • to your life group via an online meeting platform
  • to each other via calls, texts, emails and notes of encouragement
  • to your church family in online worship Sundays at 10:00 on Facebook or fbcgarner.org.

Staff can be reached HERE while the church office is closed until further notice.

If you have a need or would like to share a prayer request, email us at fbc@fbcgarner.org.

Have a great weekend!

 


 

March 30, 2020

Our church office will be closed effective Monday, March 30 until further notice.  Our staff is available by calls, texts or emails - you can find a staff directory HERE.  Remember you can send an email with a prayer request, need or offer to help to fbc@fbcgarner.org.  Stay safe!

 


 

March 29, 2020

If you missed the latest service, watch it HERE!  Make plans to worship with us online every Sunday at 10:30.

 


 

March 27, 2020

Our church office will be closed effective Monday, March 30 until further notice.  Our staff is available by calls, texts or emails - you can find a staff directory HERE.  Remember you can send an email with a prayer request, need or offer to help to fbc@fbcgarner.org.  Stay safe!

 


 

March 26, 2020

  • Connect with your Life Group!  Consider “meeting” virtually by using any online platform you choose. Share prayer requests and praises with calls, emails and texts.
  • Connect with us if you have a need:  fbc@fbcgarner.org

  • Connect with your church staff HERE.

  • Connect with your church family during online worship this Sunday at 10:30 am on Facebook or fbcgarner.org.

 


 

March 25, 2020

While you are away from your FBC family, check out the FBC Spotify playlist HERE for your personal worship.  Enjoy!

 


 

March 24, 2020

FBC Staff is on a revised in-office schedule.  If you need a member of staff, please call or email them so we can keep traffic light on campus to avoid exposure risks.  A staff directory can be found here:  https://www.fbcgarner.org/About-Us/Staff

 

If you have an immediate need or prayer request – please email us at fbc@fbcgarner.org. If you are able to help with needs that might come in, email us and we’ll connect with you. 

 

Text giving is new!  Text GIVE to 919.849.3306 and you'll receive a link to give.  It's just that easy!  

 


 

March 19, 2020

Join us for online worship Sunday morning at 10:30 at fbcgarner.org - find the link on the homepage, or watch on Facebook.  


March 17, 2020

Thank goodness the church is not confined to a building.  The church is all of us and we can still be the church no matter if we’re physically together or connecting online.  Hopefully you are familiar with the prompts to worship, serve, connect and give, so let’s see what that looks like in our virtual world right now. 

 

Worship:  On Wednesday, March 18, last Sunday's sermon from Ephesians 2, "But God" will be made available online at fbcgarner.org and an Facebook.  Then beginning Sunday, March 22 you will be able to worship with us online via Facebook and our website every week.  Remember, worship is personal and can be done anywhere, anytime.  While gathering together is important, worship is a lifestyle we all participate in daily.

 

Serve:  Right now, you are likely in one of two groups – those in need or those who can help.

  • If you are in need, first we encourage you to reach out to your Life Group so that you may be the hands and feet of Jesus to each other in that small community.  If you are not in a Life Group and have an immediate need, complete this form and you will be connected to someone who can help. 
  • If you are someone who can help, please complete this form and you will be added to a volunteer list.  When a need is identified, you will be matched appropriately.

Serving is also a function of loving your neighbor.  Maybe all you can do now is pray for someone, check on the elderly or send a note of encouragement.  All good ways to serve!

 

Connect:  In today’s virtual world, connecting is easier than ever.  Text, call, email, FaceTime, video meeting and social media can you keep you close when distance is between you. 

 

Give:  Even in uncertain times like this, we are still called to give so the Lord’s work can carry on.  Online giving is easy – you can find the prompt in the upper right corner of our church website homepage fbcgarner.org or you can link directly here: https://giving.ncsservices.org/app/giving/ncs-1856.  You can also mail your contributions in if that is easier.  Our address is 601 St. Mary’s Street Garner NC 27529.  Thank you for your continued support to our budget, E3:20 and other ministries. 

 

Please continue to pray for each other, our community, our nation and our world.

 


 

March 16, 2020

What you can expect until further notice…

 

For most of us, life as we know it has been interrupted for a while.  With such a change in schedule, we understand you may have questions about which activities are happening and which are not, so here are a few things you should know.

 

There will be no Sunday morning services or Wednesday night activities until further notice.  We will continue to follow CDC recommendations and state mandates given by the Governor as we determine how long to postpone services and when to resume. 

 

There will be no FBC campus activities at any time until further notice.  This includes kids’ activities, extracurricular activities, sports or meetings.  We are limiting traffic on campus to cut down on exposure risks. 

 

Outreach groups are still meeting.  Groups such as COHM and Care Ministry are still meeting because of the vital need they serve, but on a limited basis and with modified schedules and volunteer placement to keep everyone at the lowest risk possible.  If you are involved in these ministries, you will hear directly from those in charge about these modified plans.

 

Life Groups who meet on campus are no longer meeting on campus.  Again, this is to limit campus traffic to cut down on exposure risks. 

 

Life Groups who meet in homes have a few options.  Life Group hosts should use their best judgment and at no time feel obligated to open their home if they decide the risk is too great.  For those facilitators and group members who desire to meet, please feel free to do so.  Remember, there are other ways to connect – FaceTime, Zoom, WebEx among others are great online platforms to use for group “meetings.” Regardless, we encourage you to stay close and pray together with your group via phone calls, texts and emails.

 

The church office is open M-Th 8am – 5pm.  Until the need is identified, the church office will remain open, even if at a modified staff level.  We will let you know if that changes.  After hours, you can call the church office and talk to the Minister on Call.   Call (919) 772-1772, follow the prompt and the MOC will return your call within the designated time. 

 

Be sure to check fbcgarner.org and Facebook for updates.  Your FBC staff is praying for you!